By now you should have received a card from the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office asking you to get a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election. You may have read articles that say voting by mail is a leading cause of election fraud. Secretary of State Paul Pate says that isn’t possible with Iowa’s system.
“Those are states that actually mail you a ballot. Whether you ask for it or not. There’s where fraud can happen. In Iowa, we’re voting absentee so you have to send in your request for that ballot.”
Pate says you still can vote in person on June 2 if you wish. But he is asking Iowans to vote through absentee ballots to ease social distancing.